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Album: KornReleased: 1994
Lead singer Jonathan Davis wrote this about a neighbor who used to abuse him. He had this to say about the song: "People think 'Daddy' was written because my dad f--ked me up the ass, but that's not what the song is about. It wasn't about my dad or mom. When I was a kid I was being abused by someone else and I went to my parents and told them about it. They thought I was lying and joking around, so they never did any s--t about it. They don't believe it was happening to their son. I don't like to talk about it." (Thanks, Ana - Wilkes Barre, PA)
When Korn performed their 1994 self-titled debut album from start to finish at Las Vegas's Brooklyn Bowl on March 13, 2015, it included a rare performance of this song. Having played this once, Davis had said it was too emotional for him to perform live again.
Speaking to Rolling Stone in advance of the 2015 performance, Davis called the song "just so old news to me." He added: "It's not going to affect me like it did back then. There was abuse there, I dealt with it, and the person who abused me is dead now. Karma took them [laughs]. And, y'know, I've buried that. I'm just going to play the song for the people that need it, you know what I mean?"